Karl Henry supported by Wolves boss Mick McCarthy

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Wolves boss Mick McCarthy has urged Karl Henry not to curb his all-action style despite finding himself in the headlines.

Henry's tackle in last weekend's 2-1 defeat at Fulham left England striker Bobby Zamora facing five months on the sidelines with a broken leg.

McCarthy described the challenge as a "fantastic tackle" and is annoyed to see his midfielder coming under the media microscope following the high-profile incident.

"Karl felt deeply for him (Zamora) and I believe he has spoken to him, which I'd expect him to do," he said.

"If you're involved in any such incident then, as a fellow professional, you're going to have great empathy, certainly sympathy towards him, but then we all have.

"But it's not going to stop him. It was a great tackle and those things sadly happen. He has been highlighted and the irony is in the Fulham game he got booked for dissent.

"But Karl's coping great and he's had a fantastic start to the season, he's been terrific and he knows my view on it because I've told him – he just needs to keep playing the way he is."

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